What is Grammar?
A grammar is a description of the rules of the structure of a language; the way words combine, the order they come in, the way they change according to their relationship to other words, how they build up into units like a sentence etc. You can read a longer definition in our Grammar Definition.
When you start to learn English grammar it's useful to start with the basics. The topics below are the core building blocks of the English language.
Basic Grammar: Putting Words Together
There are often said to be nine categories which form the parts of speech. Each part of speech explains not what the word is, but how the word is used.
Basic Grammar: Putting Sentences Together
Once you know how to combine words and create sentences, the next stage is understanding how sentences and texts can be constructed.
Below you will find a range of resources to help you learn and practice English grammar.
Learn with our fully cross-referenced English glossary of linguistic and grammatical terms. Each grammar definition contains an explanation, cross-references to other relevant grammar terms and links to related content.English Grammar Reference »
Study grammar using our growing collection online grammar quizzes and printable worksheets. Our free language quizzes cover grammar, usage and vocabulary for beginner, intermediate and advanced level English students.English Grammar Quizzes »
Articles on Grammar
Browse our growing range of articles and notes which dealing with English grammar and English language usage topics for learners.English Grammar Articles »
If you are a teacher and want lesson plans for your lessons on grammar topics, then we have plenty to choose from here!Teaching English Grammar »
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